Keep on skanking!!!

“In 1999 a crack Ska unit was sent to prison by a military court for crimes against music they probably did commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Cambridge underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as musicians of fortune. If you have a gig… if no one else can help… and if you can find them… maybe you can hire: The Big 10 Team…”

Big 10 were formed in 1999 by Jason Norden and Andy Perriss. Realising that it was getting harder and harder to hear the music they love live, they formed Big 10. At the time, Jason was managing local Ska legends Colonel Hathi (from where singer Gary and trombonist Bill were recruited) and Andy was well established in the Cambridge music scene. The ambition was to create the most dynamic and exciting Ska tribute to their heroes for all the fellow fans out there.

Renowned for a huge Ska sound, entertaining stage antics and a loyal following, Big 10 are one of the most popular ska / 2 tone acts in the south east.

With 8-10 musicians on stage at gigs ( a 2-3 brass section and 2-3 singers) a Big 10 performance is a real treat for the senses!

Big 10 are lucky to have a group of seasoned performers – Jason and Gary have fronted and managed numerous bands. Chris, Liz and Dan have played for Bad Manners and Chris and Dan have also played for Neville Staple of The Specials. Davey has recorded/toured with chart acts such as Seal and Sophie Ellis-Bexter. Former guitarist Andy went on to be guitarist for Neville Staple.

The huge ska sound!!!

Check out these videos by Mary Noel, capturing the band playing at the Strawberry Fair in Cambridge.

The band

SHAME AND SCANDAL
MADNESS
LITTLE BITCH
ONE STEP BEYOND
TWICE
SALLY BROWN
WALKING IN THE SUNSHINE
GENO
HEY LITTLE RICH GIRL
THERE THERE MY DEAR
MY GIRL LOLLIPOP
EMBARRASSMENT

GANGSTERS
CARRY GO BRING COME
MONKEY MAN
DO THE DOG
NITE KLUB
DAWNING OF A NEW ERA
BAGGY TROUSERS
LIP UP FATTY
NIGHT BOAT TO CAIRO
CONCRETE JUNGLE
SKINHEAD GIRL
NE NE NA NA NA NA NU NU

TARZAN’S NUTS
TEARS OF A CLOWN
SWAN LAKE
PRESSURE DROP
SIMMER DOWN
GHOSTFACED KILLER
LORRAINE
GHOST TOWN
IT MUST BE LOVE
THE PRINCE
SPECIAL BREW
INNER LONDON VIOLENCE

The photos

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